Migrate remote to localhost

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  • #193918
    developpeur
    Participant

    Hi,
    I just bought your product.

    I was suprised : i can’t simply import remote backup to my localhost website.

    I know you can sent a backup with a key but why we can’t import a backup with a key.

    It makes more sense to plan to send in both directions because localhost website can ask to get a backup but remote website can’t sent a backup to a localhost.

    Is it normal or i missed something ?

    Others plugins like wp migrate pro has this important feature but not updraftplus ?

    If so, I’m disappointed :(

    #194023
    Dee Nutbourne
    Moderator

    Hi,

    There is no functionality to request a direct site-to-site backup from the receiving site.

    However, there are several alternative methods to transfer backup files to the new site.
    These can be found in Step 3 of our migration guide:
    https://updraftplus.com/faqs/how-do-i-migrate-to-a-new-site-location/

    Best Wishes,
    David N

    #194121
    developpeur
    Participant

    Thank you for your answer.

    I know (for the moment i use another method : i use the remote website as remote storage and i import backups) but it would be cool to permit a 2 way sync with key system because it’s more simple than add ftp credentials or manually download backups.

    This is a suggestion.

    #229826
    Heather
    Participant

    I just purchased as well, and am very disappointed to not have support for migrating to localhost. That was the big reason I bought this plugin in the first place. I wouldn’t have paid, had I realized.

    #230463
    Dee Nutbourne
    Moderator

    Hi Heather,

    I’m afraid that direct site-to-site migration to localhost sites is not possible because localhost is not a valid domain. As such, there is no way for UpdraftPlus to determine where to send the backup.

    However, you can use one of the alternative transfer methods found in the following guide to migrate to a localhost site:
    https://updraftplus.com/faqs/how-do-i-migrate-to-a-new-site-location/

    Best Wishes,
    David N

    #278177
    Wes9999
    Participant

    I would love it if this could be addressed as a feature request. I see I am not the only one who wishes for the destination site to pull the backup from the source site. This would be handy in 2 scenarios. 1. you are testing with a local installation and want to pull down live site to local and then push local changes back to live site on internet.
    2. You are migrating from one server to another and the destination site is not resolving the url with DNS yet. example: mysite.com resolves to 123.123.123.123 on the internet. I want to copy contents of that site to another web host where I have set up mysite.com and they are at ip 234.234.234.234 but mysite.com does not resolve YET to 234.234.234.234. Therefore I can’t tell my source site on 123 to push to my destination site because the destination doesn’t resolve publicly yet.

    #288497
    mags1
    Participant

    Hello,

    I am also trying to restore a website to my localhost. I backed up original website, downloaded backup, performed restore on localhost/wordpress (I am using Bitnami stack). I did not select rename “Search and replace site location in the database (migrate)” as I tried initially and then later read in your documentation that that would not work with a local restore. When I try to launch website it fails completely. I edited wp-config.php ” define(‘WP_SITEURL’, ‘https://localhost/wordpress’); define(‘WP_HOME’, WP_SITEURL);” and the site still will not load. What else do I need to change or edit in order to run this copy of my website locally?

    MCJ

    #288508
    Wes9999
    Participant

    for anyone struggling with local development, this tool from flywheel is pretty good

    https://local.getflywheel.com/

    mags1, if you have a localhost installation working correctly before the restore, you should select “search and replace” as this will change your links to all use https://localhost instead of the regular website url.

    If your localhost installation is NOT working correctly before doing the restore, maybe try flywheel to get that part going and then try the restore again this time choosing “search and replace”.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Wes9999.
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